Dealing with a Data Breach – Steps commonly undertaken when employee or customer information is stolen

Most people loathe the annual ritual of filing a tax return. Compounding that unpleasantness, a number of filers attempting to file a tax return only are notified by the Internal Revenue Service that someone else has already filed a return on their behalf and collected the tax refund.

We have fielded several calls from employers who have had multiple employees report that they were unable to file their tax returns because someone had stolen their identity. Here are steps commonly undertaken when a group of employees makes such a report.

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